IRAP Background

The Department of Labor is accepting feedback from the public regarding a proposal that could impact our apprenticeship programs. I am personally asking that you go to to provide your feedback to the Department of Labor. For additional details on the proposal and how it could impact IBEW/NECA training programs, I have attached a brief overview.


There is a link at that anyone can use – even if they have not been through an apprenticeship program themselves. I encourage you to share this email and link with your friends and family, asking them to participate as well.


If you have any questions, for the fastest response – please reply to this email or send an email directly to


I want to thank you for reading this email. It is extremely rare for me to issue a call to action directly to each member, so I thank you in advance for your participation.






Lonnie R. Stephenson

International President

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

900 7th Street NW

Washington, DC 20001